Club Champs – Our 10th Annual!

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The 10th Annual St Francis Links
Club Championships
22 – 24 April 2016

As we celebrate 10 years as St Francis Links, the 10th Annual Club Championships represent your first major event of the year! Let’s make this one to remember!

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Enter now and join your fellow members for a special few days of golf, great food, friendship and fun as this important tournament will decide our Champion of Champions and Divisional Champions on your Championship Course!

Format of Play & Divisions
Both the Men’s and Ladies Champs will have two divisions in which to participate:

The “Open” Division:
Members in good standing may enter the Open division, regardless of handicap. Nominated
members must be handicapped at St Francis Links in order to enter. The winner will be decided
over 36 holes (18 per day), playing an Individual Medal format, off scratch. Men in this division will
play from the “MODIFIED” Gold Championship tees and ladies from the Red Ladies tees.
There will be prizes for the gross winner (the ultimate Club Champ) and for the net winner.
Ties will be broken by playing to a sudden-death-victory over hole 18,
then 18 again and again and again!

The “B” Division:
Current, full handicaps will apply to participants in these divisions. The format
will be Individual Stableford. Men will play from the Club tees (blue) and
ladies from the Ladies tees (Red). Ties will be broken by a count-out.

Entries and Further Information:

Enter by completing the ATTACHED ENTRY FORM and returning it to
St Francis Links by e-mail (
All entries to reach us by no later than 19 April 2016.
For further information, contact the pro shop on tel 042 – 200 4500.

Schedule of Events

Friday, 22 April 2016
Join us at 17h30 on Friday Evening in the Bar for a special start to the Champs. Before the
“Welcome and Local Rules Presentation” at 17h30,
have a fun 9 (or 18!) to get a feel for the course conditions and green speeds.

Saturday, 23 April 2016
First Round of the 10th Annual St Francis Links Club Championship
Tee times from 09h00 – 11h00 off the first tee – 18 holes
followed by the First Round Review and
Announcement of the Draw for Day 2

(The clubhouse is hosting a wedding this evening so unfortunately is closed for dinner)

Sunday, 24 April 2016
Final Round of the 10th Annual St Francis Links Club Championship
Tee times from 08h00 – 09h30 off both tees – 18 holes
with the leaders teeing off last

The 2016 Club Championship Prize giving follows play at ± 15h00
at the St Francis Links Clubhouse with snacks provided.
Al la carte menu available at own expense
Entry Fee for the Championship

R325.00 PER PARTICIPANT to include

Entry into Event & Prizes (if you play well!)
Friday evening welcome snacks
Welcome Gift
Sunday’s Prize Giving Lunch

(Non-participating spouses for Friday evening welcome
Snacks and Sunday lunch: R135)

Our 1st Jack Nicklaus Qualifier – Who is going to Serengeti? 

This year we will be giving you all SIX qualifyings for the 2016 Jack Nicklaus Champion of Champions to be held at the end of the year in Johannesburg. All expenses will be paid for the FOUR qualifiers who will represent St Francis Links – the reigning champions! Our format has changed slightly to ensure better participation and the best of the best players from the Links. In addition to the qualifiers centered around the four Major Tour events, we will add TWO more qualifiers to coincide with the Olympics and the Tour Championships. So here are the dates for the Qualifiers –


Last year’s results – we won by TWO points from 265 points made!

Saturday, April 9 (The Masters)
Saturday, June 18 (US OPEN) 
Sunday, July 17 (the OPEN Championship)
Saturday, July 30 (The PGA Championship)
Saturday, August 6 (the Olympics)
Saturday, September 24 (The TOUR Championships) 

The Top FOUR point-getters from their best THREE qualifiers will represent St Francis Links at Serengeti! 

Entry Fee: R75 per event 


Our members’ (kids and grandkids) UNITE in marriage! 

Annamarie Vlok’s son, Cornelis and Charlie and VD Hever’s granddaughter, Cecillia, mixed some golf and dancing into their wedding plans. The families hit the Links a couple of times during the week and caaped it off with a “shoot-out’ on the 10th after rehearsal on their wedding eve. Then, on the day they arrived to a venue that was perfectly presented! Now, that’s a proper wedding! 

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Swinging and Dancing the day and night away!

Aces and more ACES! Don’t leave out Ove!

Ove Rohde recently made history when he aced the 17th hole. Guess who he was playing with – Mauro Nettl, our own King of Aces (Mauro had two in the same round and three in a month). Ove shared a little shot of happiness with all who were near! Well done!


Ove won’t forget his perfect shot at the 17th hole! 


Rotary Festival and the Nautical Festival – another reason to be HERE!

What a perfect weekend to be in the Bay – the non-golfers will find activities throughout the Port and Village – golfers will play TWO Top-100 golf courses with a braai thrown in – all for the price of one game! 



Next week – it’s The Masters

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Louis or Gracie or Charl or…?


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Proudly Sponsored – ITEC SOLUTIONS and Harcourts will be our sponsors for OPEN Wednesday (2nd Wednesday) and Harcourt’s Wednesday (3rd Wednesday) with meat and added prizes. Invite your friends to enjoy SA’s best with special rates for golf, snacks after the game and great prizes – Hey, Curry Night follows – stay or take away!

March (every Tuesday) – 10am Coffee Break for our lady members
April 1: April Fool’s Day Get-together at the Pool – Golf, games and dinner
April 9: The 1st Qualifier for the 7th Annual Jack Nicklaus Champion of Champions (Order of Merit)
April 13: ITEC OPEN Wednesday


Note the NEW Dates for 2016:

April 9: 1st Qualifier for the Nicklaus Champion of Champions
April 23-24: Club Championships
June 18: 2nd Qualifier for the Nicklaus Champion of Champions
July 9: Sanlam Cancer Challenge – SFL Qualifier
July 15-17: Men’s Invitational – Special NEW Friday event and Shoot-out

Proud Sponsors of the Ladies OPEN Weekend and the ANNUAL

July 17: 3rd Qualifier for the Nicklaus Champion of Champions
July 30: 4th Qualifier for the Nicklaus Champion of Champions
August 6: Ladies’ Invitational
August 6: 5th Qualifier for the Nicklaus Champion of Champions
August 8-23: Spring Programme – Course and Clubhouse Closed
August 21: Sanlam Cancer Challenge FINALS
September 24: Final Qualifier for the Nicklaus Champion of Champions 
September 30, October 1-2: Links Cup
November 19-20: Pam Golding Ladies OPEN Weekend
November 25-27: Nicklaus Champion of Champions (Serengeti)

2016 International Events


US Masters – Augusta National, Georgia – April 7-10
US Open – Oakmont CC, Oakmont, Pennsylvania – June 16-19
Open Championship – Royal Troon, Ayrshire, Scotland – July 14-17
US PGA – Baltusrol (Lower Course), Springfield, New Jersey – July 28-31
The Ryder Cup – Hazeltine, Minnesota – September 30 to October 2

Every Great shot starts with a SMILE santa

The St Francis Links Team

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